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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:41 PM

Maryland officials considering using ice rinks as temporary morgues

Source: The Hill


BY KAELAN DEESE - 04/07/20 02:01 PM EDT


Maryland officials said Tuesday they would consider using ice rinks as temporary morgues to counter the increasing number of coronavirus-related deaths.

As of Tuesday, Maryland reported 4,371 cases of COVID-19 and 103 fatalities, according to The Washington Post.

"It's something we are exploring," Mike Ricci, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan (R), said in an emailed statement. "Hospitals can only hold the deceased for so long, and we want to be able to provide support for local resources."

Maryland Health Secretary Robert Neall said Monday that he leased two ice rinks as temporary morgues last week, although Ricci followed this statement and said that no leases had been finalized.


Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491584-maryland-officials-considering-ice-rinks-as-temporary-morgues

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Judi Lynn Apr 7 OP
underpants Apr 7 #1
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underpants Apr 7 #4
wolfie001 Apr 7 #2
DEbluedude Apr 7 #5
tirebiter Apr 8 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. If you've ever been in a Restaurant Depot cold half of the warehouse

Shiver.

This ice rink thing sounds bad but hey what are they going to do?

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:36 PM

3. Can you imagine working in there like the fish counter people do?

No thank you.

You probably noticed they have a sub zero freezer inside of the giant walk in. The employees put on the heaviest cold suits I have ever seen when they have to work in there.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:59 PM

4. No.

We were members there for a while. I will say that I walked in there on a brutally hot day just to cool down.

They seem to be used to it. Yikes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:59 PM

2. I skated at the Wheaton Park ice rink back in the '70s

Hopefully I won't end up there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:25 PM

5. So much fuckin' winning. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:40 AM

6. makes things dicey for the Zamboni drivers

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